When last we saw Bossy she was returning a camera lens she purchased an hour prior, and then Bossy drove ten thousand miles and married a barkeep in the middle of nowhere wrapped in nowhere Texas. The end.
Perhaps Bossy should start at the beginning.
Bossy was born a poor black blogger. And so she returned a camera lens in Houston Texas and waved goodbye to her beautiful and talented Houston host and drove off toward Austin Texas, where she had a date to meet a table full of Bossy’s Austin council, and much fun was had by all, such as Dawn, Sharon, Laurie, Jami, Nikki, Rachel, the cutest blogger in America Amanda, Liz, and Hokgardner, with a special shout out to Megan and Deb.
The next morning that was so early it was actually dark night, Bossy climbed in her (Harrison) Ford and drove toward West Texas, where drove equals swam:
That’s right, the rural road in the middle of nowhere wrapped inside more nowhere was periodically washed out, and Bossy had to eye the flood yardstick and eye the waterfall created by the washed out road and eye her bleary eyes and make a decision about whether she could reach the other side.
Luckily Bossy wasn’t all alone in the middle of nowhere wrapped in nowhere or this might have been very scary — but as always Bossy had (Harrison) Ford, and he was handsome and brave as ever, and together they forged the ocean that was lying on the roadway by mistake.
And then Bossy was well on her way to meet her destiny, where destiny equals a nap in her backseat under a tree outside of a bar in Marfa Texas:
Why ever were you in Marfa Texas, you may be asking Bossy, where you equals Bossy’s friend Bobo, who is the only one patient enough to scroll through all of these photos, hi Bobo!
Well, Bossy was in Marfa Texas to meet up with other bloggers who were gathering in Marfa Texas to review a murder mystery which takes place in Marfa Texas. Marfa Texas Marfa Texas.
The other bloggers were Laura, Katherine, Monica, The Bloggess, Katie, and Nancy, with a special shout out to John the (real) author and Kay.
Remember that John Cusack movie about the barkeep and the blogger? It ends with the blogger waking up at five in the morning so she can drive ten-thousand miles to Scottsdale Arizona.
Once in Scottsdale, Bossy met up with more of her council on a patio with a sweet breeze blowing across the basin, like MommyMae and Wendy and Cindy and Regina and Jess, with a special shout out to Tamis and Tracy and Diane and Andrea and Lori:
And now Bossy is diligently working at her friend Wendy’s house, where working equals Oh my gah has anyone seen the new Bravo show 9 By Design?
hulagirlatheart saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Marfa, Marfa, Marfa! When is it going to be about Jan or Cindy or Alice, even?
Heather saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm
It was so wonderful to meet you and the rest of Austin’s Bossy Council.
WebSavvyMom saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm
–>”Bossy was born a poor black blogger”…… made me laugh! I love The Jerk reference and was almost waiting to read, “They’re shooting the cans!”
km saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm
Bossy’s council is so universally trim and good-looking no matter where Bossy travels.
KM is very concerned about Bossy’s liver and sleep deprivation.
goblinbox saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Bossy is brave for getting up so early that it’s still yesterday, because ouch ouch ouch MY HEAD!.
The Great Getzby saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
hello AGAIN, bossy’s friend bobo!
Ris saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm
Oh those beautiful big Texas skies. How lucky Bossy is to get to drive under them in her fearless (Harrison) Ford!
vuboq saysApril 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm
The washed out road looks SCARY. If this were VUBOQ’s (no) Book Tour, he would still be sitting there waiting for all that water to go away.
BossysMom saysApril 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm
oh no….I’m getting that unstoppable desire to take a looooooong car trip.
Megan saysApril 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm
My life is now complete.
cynthiagirl saysApril 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm
No wonder Bossy is staying an extra day at Wendy’s house. It looks very luxe. Bravo and beet soup!
bossy's friend amy saysApril 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm
hi bobo and marfa, i mean martha…
Jami saysApril 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Was that all real? Damn! Here I was thinking it was all a really good dream and I was going to wake up ANY MINUTE and then go down to Lustre Pearl (after letting the pillow marks fade away) and meet with all the Austin Council and have a real evening of amazing fun bonding with Bossy. And now I find out that it’s all over? Dammit!
Bri saysApril 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm
I am so in love with that Hipstamatic app. I had to get it after seeing all of Bossy’s cool photos. Oh and Bar keep!? Can I keep you?
Cactus Petunia saysApril 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Once again, Bossy proves she is the bravest, hippest, craziest blogger around…willing to ford (harrison) mighty rivers and brave hangovers and early early mornings and even Marfa, Texas for her council. Thanks, Bossy – can’t wait to meet you in person!
Jess saysApril 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm
I’m so happy I was able to contribute my floating head into the Scottsdale group snapshot. The talent of the arm of a 5’10” woman. How I adore thee? Also, thank goodness for being tall and inappropriately groping Gina & MommyMae’s backsides whilst I tip-toed in the back there.
Safety Dance anyone?
Dara saysApril 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm
I am in love with 9 by Design.
I want more Marfa…which rymes with barfa. That is what I would be doing if I drank in that bar and slept under a tree. In a car. Which shoulda been a boat to pass through the moat that was Texas.
Wish I were there.
Catazon saysApril 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm
I knew you would love David Beebe…everybody does. He has a blog: http://www.blog.davidwbeebe.com/.
Robin saysApril 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm
I am so loving the (NO) Book Tour, Bossy! Keep on (Harrison) Fording and stay safe. WHEN are you sleeping, woman?
Bossy’s daughter’s post rocks, too. And her son’s. Bossiness is a a joy. So glad to have found it. And BTW, I found it because of your Rachael Ray post, and I have been working my way through the archives ever since. You have been helping me through a leg injury of my own. Many thanks!
meleah rebeccah saysApril 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm
Bossy is The Bravest ‘poor black blogger’!
foolery saysApril 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm
Laughing laughing and laughing a little bit more at the wireless mic. And thanking my lucky stars that you did it before I did, because that is SO something I would do. Only it would be worse if I did it, because it would be ME.
ScottsdaleGirl saysApril 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Gah! house guest was uncooperative in the meeting of the blogger. (what is a blogger she asked) Oy. Sorry I missed it AGAIN
Suzanne saysApril 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm
Whew! Gah! I’m exhausted just reading this. I’m with Bossy’s mom – this has made me want a road trip heading west. It would end up in Davis, CA on F street in particular – downtown in some coffee shop. I’m sure things have changed since I lived there.
Smalltown Mom saysApril 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm
I can’t wait till THURSDAY!!
Reeb saysApril 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
At what point(s) has Bossy seriously questioned the reasonableness of this whole un-tour? Amazing.
I’m loving the landscape-through-the-windscreen photos.
Reeb saysApril 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
Forgot to ask, why are you video-ing all this?
MarathonMom saysApril 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Ummmmmmmm you drove straight through Abilene……aka Biddy’s town!>!>!>
muskrat saysApril 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm
So, are Metro Dad, Laid Off Dad, Always Home and Uncool Kevin, and I the only dudes Bossy has seen on this journey? If so, I’m in damned good company.
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysApril 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm
If you’re leaving Scottsdale, Arizona that can only mean one thing . . . San Diego tomorrow! Can’t wait.
Wendy saysApril 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
you gotta love a friend with a giant BOWL of wine! happy travels, g!
Blog Princess G saysApril 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm
Hey, didn’t they film Giant in Marfa? International weather stations have concurred: Bossy’s road trip is the coolest on record.
Momo Fali saysApril 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm
I love seeing all the Bossy love.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm
The Official Tally of Bossy’s Road Trip Husbands (Plus One Divorce)
1. DC Cameraman
2. Harrison Ford
3. Holiday Inn Express
4. Bossy’s Little Rock Hostess
5. Barkeep in the middle of Texas after no sleep. The consummation may or may not have occurred inside Harrison Ford under a tree in Marfa, TX… or some such.
6. POSSIBLY Cameraman Eric in Austin, however…
1. Cameraman Eric’s restroom-happy microphone.
(Happy is a completely arbitrary word, and the tallyer has no way of knowing if the mike was happy or mortified.)
Dawn in Austin saysApril 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm
Yay for the Austin council! it was a wonderful evening!
km saysApril 20, 2010 at 9:15 am
Bossy, are you going to Vegas. I’m trying to make the Boston trip but it looks like I’ll be out of town. But I’ll be in Vegas near Mother’s Day? Will our paths cross
Jenny, bloggess saysApril 20, 2010 at 10:49 am
I miss you already.
amber star saysApril 20, 2010 at 10:59 am
Where did the Dallas part go? It was here last night? No doubt gremlins got it. I was going to show my husband, but now it is not here. *sheesh*
amber star saysApril 20, 2010 at 11:21 am
Nevermind..I found it. It just wasn’t were I thought it was. Hubby was properly impressed with your trip and the Dallas part, too. Too bad the Abilene gal didn’t catch a ride with Brandy to get to Dallas.
Jessie saysApril 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Your site looks great from an iPad!
Diahn Ott saysApril 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm
Bossy – you are fearless…I wouldn’t have driven through that flood for all the Marfa barkeeps in the world. Go Harrison Ford!